Farm machinery manufacturer John Deere is providing its expertise to the coronavirus relief effort. Collaborating with the United Auto Workers (UAW), the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, the company will be making protective face shields for healthcare workers in several of its U.S. manufacturing communities. Deere expects to produce 25,000 face shields in the initial stages of production and has ordered materials and supplies to produce an additional 200,000.
John May, Chief Executive Officer, Deere & Company, said, “By working closely with the communities where our employees live and work, we can help support the needs we’ve identified close to home and, as the project expands, address additional, urgent needs across the country.”
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